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California Supreme Court Clears Ban On Therapy Turning Gay Minors Straight

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for enforcement of a first-of-its-kind California law that bars psychological counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.

06/30/2014

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Oprah’s Network Plans Series On NFL’s Michael Sam

NEW YORK (AP) The Oprah Winfrey Network says it plans to produce a documentary series following the life of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The series will take […]

05/14/2014

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BSA Pulls Charter From Seattle Church-Sponsored Troop That Allowed Gay Leader

The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership.

04/21/2014

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Actress Ellen Page Comes Out As Gay

Ellen Page, who won the hearts of moviegoers as the pregnant teenager in the 2007 film “Juno,” has come out as gay.

02/15/2014

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Holder Applies Same-Sex Marriage Ruling To Justice

The Justice Department runs a number of benefits programs, and Holder says same-sex couples will qualify for them.

02/08/2014

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Federal Court Refuses To Reconsider Ruling Upholding Ban On Gay Therapy

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling upholding a California law that barred mental counseling aimed at changing a minor’s sexual orientation.

01/29/2014

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Jurors Can’t Be Removed From Jury Based Solely On Sexual Orientation, Judge Rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that potential jurors may not be removed from a trial during jury selection solely because of sexual orientation.

01/21/2014

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Feds Say They Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed In Utah

The Obama administration extended federal recognition to the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah that took place before the Supreme Court put those unions in the state on hold.

01/10/2014

Same-sex couple Amber Weiss (L) and Sharon Papo stand in line to receive their marriage license before getting married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Utah Asks Supreme Court To Block Same-Sex Unions

Utah took its fight against gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the high court to suspend same-sex unions that became legal when a judge struck down the state’s voter-approved ban.

12/31/2013

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‘Preferred’ Pronouns Gain Traction At US Colleges

On high school and college campuses and in certain political and social media circles, the growing visibility of a small, but semantically committed cadre of young people who self-identify as “genderqueer” — neither male nor female but an androgynous hybrid or rejection of both — is challenging anew the limits of Western comprehension and the English language.

11/30/2013

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Court Orders Review In Gay Russian’s Asylum Case

A federal appeals court has ordered immigration officials to review their decision not to grant asylum to a gay man who said he was attacked for his sexual orientation in 2002 and 2003 in his native Russia and feared he would be persecuted if forced to return there.

11/29/2013

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Husband, Wife Share Story Of Coming Out Together, 20 Years Into Their Marriage

It’s the kind of thing many think would tear a husband and wife apart, but not David and Cat Kaufman. But the end of the Kaufmans’ love story has an unusual ending. More than 20 years later, David Kaufman became Dani Kaufman.

09/27/2013

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